Support these Charlotte Black Owned, Women Owned Local Restaurants & Food Businesses

If your usual take out spots are starting to leave you looking for new options, use this list to support local Charlotte black owned, women and family owned restaurants and food spots. A few are open for dine in, all are available for to go food, or consider booking one of the food trucks for your next socially safe outdoor get together.

Ace of Spuds

All the potato combinations you can dream up can be found at the Ace of Spuds food truck. Follow them on Instagram for their food truck schedule or book them for catering your next get together.

CLT Rollie

Eggrolls from CLT Rollie

CLT Rollie offers specialty hand crafted egg rolls delivered right to your door. Flavors include spicy jerk chicken, vegetarian curry, mac and cheese and shrimp curry. Start your order here.

Coordinates Coffee

Follow Coordinates Coffee on Instagram to see where this super cute traveling espresso bar is popping up next

Cynthia’s Coffee Cup

Macchiato with toasts from C3 – Cynthia’s Coffee Cup

C3 – Cynthia’s Coffee Cup in Concord, serves coffee, crepes, ice cream and desserts. Visit them at 5011 Weddington Road #60 Concord.

Davidson Wine Co.

The beautiful outside patio at Davidson Wine Co.

Lindsey Williams, a lawyer turned winemaker, opened Davidson’s first urban winery in 2018. They make over 50 different wines from grapes sourced all around the world. Try their wines and bistro menu at 121 Depot Street, Davidson 28036.

Derita Dairy Bar and Grill

Derita Dairy Bar and Grill is a Black owned, family operated carry out restaurant that offers burgers, wings, fries and please note that this is NOT the time to skip dessert. Add a soft serve to everybody’s order.

Enat Ethiopian

Tibs to-go from Enat Ethiopian Restaurant

This is the spot to try a taste of Ethiopian cuisine. We love the dictionary of food terms located on their menu to guide you through the best dishes to order for your taste. Visit them at 4450 The Plaza, Charlotte 28215.

Hip Hop Smoothies

Frozen fruit smoothies from Hip Hop Smoothies

Hip Hop Smoothies, located at 249 Mt Holly Huntersville Rd Suite 210 Charlotte, NC 28214 offers fresh fruit smoothies, quality coffee, and nutritional snacks.

Juice Box Charlotte

Juice Box Charlotte is an all natural juice bar and wellness shop serving cold press juices, smoothies, essential shots, CBD and vitamins. Located in NoDa at 3100 N Davidson Street.

Jazzy’s Cheesecakes

Gourmet cheesecakes, stuffed berries, brownies and dessert cakes are all homemade at Jazzy’s Cheesecakes. Visit them at 9402 Northlake West Drive, Charlotte, NC 28216.

Jewell Treat’s

Jewell’s Treats located inside Hearst Tower Uptown offers cupcakes, cakes and is happy to cater your next event.

Leah and Louise

Leah and Louise family style meals

Leah and Louise from James Beard-nominated Chef Greg Collier and Subrina Collier has opened in Camp North End. Inspired by foods found by the Mississippi River Valley foodways. 

Lulu’s Maryland Style Chicken and Seafood

Huge Maryland style crab cakes from Lulu’s

Lump crab meat and chicken from Lulu’s Maryland Style at 2400 Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte 28208. Their menu also features shrimp and grits, stuffed salmon and more seafood and spiced chicken dishes.

Meals By Mariah

OK, here is the deal – Queso Birria Tacos. Place your order on Meals By Mariah’s site on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays for pick up at The City Kitch on Thrift Road. Choose from beef, chicken, salmon and vegan tacos.

Mr 3’s Crab Pot

Crablegs and stuffed lobster tails from Mr. 3’s Crabpot

Mr. 3’s Crabpot offers a huge menu of seafood including crab legs, shrimp and lobster but don’t pass up adding steak to your order for Surf n Turf. Order online for pick up in Charlotte and Rock Hill or visit their bar and grill in Gastonia at 2431 East Ozar Street.

Nacho Average Truck

Find made from scratch nachos, burritos and margarita kits to-go from the Nacho Average food truck. Follow Instagram for their schedule or invite them to cater your next event.


Popbar is now open in NoDa and Camp North End with their Instagram pretty gelato, sorbetto, and yogurt pops. Visit them at 3123 North Davidson Street or 270 Camp Road.

Scratch Kitchen CLT

Photo by @dailyspecialclt

You can find Scratch Kitchen CLT parked outside of Armored Cow Brewing. Chef Phoenix delivers on southern comfort food including mac and cheese and chicken sandwiches. Do not miss Sunday brunch with blu-bacon pancakes and french toast.

Uptown Yolk

Breakfast menu including buttermilk pancakes, grits and biscuits at Uptown Yolk

Chef Greg Collier’s first Charlotte restaurant, Uptown Yolk is open for a southern inspired breakfast and lunch menu inside 7th Street Public Market.

Veltree Vegan

Shrimp Po Boy from Veltree Vegan

Celebrity and soul food Chef Velvet is the force behind Veltree Vegan, a plant-based soul food experience located at 7945 N Tryon Street, Charlotte 28262.

Have a local fave we missed in this list? Please comment below with your addition!